Parliamentary question - E-005087/2011(ASW)Parliamentary question

Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission

1. The Commission is not aware of the report ‘More than 200 dogs killed in a Romanian shelter’ and the associated film material.

2. There is no EU rule on the way stray dogs should be killed as control of stray dogs falls under Member States' responsibility. As a consequence, the Commission has no specific data on the issue.

3‑5. Since there is no EU legislation on this matter, the Commission has no competence to take any action towards the Romanian authorities.

OJ C 365 E, 15/12/2011